Political & Security Affairs Internship — Full-time (Wash, DC)

The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 24. The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking a paid, full-time (25+ hours per week) intern to be a member of the Political and Security Affairs (PSA) team for 3-6 months, beginning in May. The internship will include contributing to key projects and programs, such as the Approaching Critical Mass project, the Cyber and Space Strategic Stability initiative, the Strategic Asia program, and the Maritime Commons project. This position is supervised by the PSA director and manager.

Project Management Assistance: drafting and proof-reading project descriptions, concept papers, etc.; helping maintain project documentation
Website Management and Content Development: drafting and updating website content, compiling data for infographics, and providing support for project webpages
Research Support and Writing: providing substantive research assistance for project teams and scholars, providing market research, summarizing research papers, undertaking literature reviews, and performing other research and writing assignments as needed
Database Administration: maintaining and updating project databases; data entry and research for institutional and project databases
Event Planning: providing administrative support to conferences, workshops, presentations, and briefings (drafting agendas; assisting with travel, accommodation, and venue arrangements; note-taking, etc.)
Phone Support: answering incoming calls to the organization
Participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed

current BA/MA student or recent graduate, working towards or holding a relevant degree
some experience with the responsibilities of the internship preferred
excellent written, oral, and research skills are required, as well as substantive expertise and interest in contemporary U.S. foreign policy towards Asia
the intern should be a motivated self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team, pays acute attention to detail, is organized, and works well under pressure
advanced Asian language skills a plus
U.S. work authorization (by time of application deadline)

Application Process

Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply, submit the following to NBR:
application form: PDF or MS Word
cover letter that details your qualifications and availability
brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
contact information of three references, including name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, and email address

Please send applications by email to: Kailani Cordell, Vice President, Human Resources,employment@nbr.org.

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